Denaby's finest vs Miss GB
Terri Harper (10-0, 5KOs) takes on her latest challenger to her crowns as Natasha Jonas (9-1, 7KOs) steps up to the plate.
BBN have provided all the details you need to know about the upcoming clash:
The bout takes place on August 7
It's located at the Matchroom HQ in Essex, behind closed doors
10 two-minute championship rounds at the featherweight limit - 130lbs
Harper's WBC and IBO World featherweight titles are at stake
UK fight fans can expect Harper and Jonas to make their ringwalks any time around 10pm (GMT), but boxing events are often subject to delays.
Coverage for Harper-Jonas starts live on Sky Sports from 7pm live, and DAZN in the US
You can watch online via the Sky Sports website here: https://www.skysports.com/watch
There is one other way that you can watch if you are not a Sky TV customer, or if you are just out and about on Saturday night by simply finding a suitable pub that is showing the event by visiting pubfinder.sky.com
Free to view for Sky Sports subscribers
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Everything you ever need to know about Harper vs Jonas HERE
Terri Harper: “We’re not waiting around and I’m excited to go back to the Doncaster Dome where I made my professional debut. It’s going to be a bit special making the first defence of my WBC World Title in front of my hometown fans in Doncaster – I’m looking forward to the reception that I’m going to receive.
“Natasha had the loss against Viviane Obenauf but we’re not overlooking her because one loss doesn’t define you as a boxer. She’s going to come and try and get the win so we’ve got to train really hard for this and be prepared for the best Natasha.
“There’s a bit of pressure on me as I’ve just won the WBC belt and I don’t want to lose it on my first defence. I’m going to train like I haven’t even won it yet.”
Natasha Jonas: "She’s young, she’s hungry and she’s proved she can do ten rounds. She’s fit, but I also think that some of those things can be your undoing when you’re young. Sometimes you’re a bit naive, you can be a bit overeager when you’re hungry. She’s been talking about stopping the fight early so we’ll see. That’s all I can say.
"She’s done everything asked of her. She’s beaten people I couldn’t. She’s beaten experienced girls like Eva Wahlstrom. She’s took the title, she’s got the title, and I’ve just got to take that off her. I’ve just got to bring the best version of me, and I don’t think she can deal with that."
Terri Harper (10-0, 5KOs) is the golden girl of British boxing at the moment, which is great to see, especially coming from such a humble background.
The Denaby super featherweight, trained and managed by Stefy Bull, can fight on the outside and the inside, isn’t scared of getting involved in a scrap, keeps her shape well, has good energy and footwork, and is determined and hungry.
Her challenger Natasha Jonas (9-1, 7KOs), 36 from Liverpool, was also a golden girl of boxing – in the amateurs, leading to her alias of 'Miss GB'. She was a five-time national amateur champion at 64kg, an EU Championships gold medallist, World Championships bronze medallist, and a London 2012 Olympian, where she lost to Katie Taylor on her way to the gold medal at 60kg.
Trained by Joe Gallagher, Tasha slipped up in her 2018 clash with Brazilian Viviane Obenauf (12-4) in 2018. The visiting fighter came into the fight with merciless intent and scored three knockdowns in four rounds before the contest was waved off. Stylish southpaw, Jonas, was visibly the more skilled boxer of the pair, but the Swiss-based Brazilian crudely ploughed forward with multiple straight shots until she got the effect she desired.
Both Harper and Jonas are schooled and skilled, and this contest should be a great advert for female boxing. Harper’s momentum and big-fight experience of late should give her the advantage in this unified world title clash. Jonas has performed on the highest stage in the amateurs, but not yet in the pros.
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Unified champion Harper, just 23-years-old, has 61-rounds of experience, with half of her fights ending via stoppage.
Challenger Jonas, 36 from Liverpool, stands at 5ft 8in with 39 professional rounds under her belt and a whopping 70% KO ratio.
Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: "Both Harper and Jonas are schooled and skilled, and this contest should be a great advert for female boxing. Harper’s momentum and big-fight experience of recent should give her the advantage in this unified world title clash. Jonas has performed on the highest stage in the amateurs, but not yet in the pros.
"The champion will be expected, by most, to win this 10-round championship clash on points."
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